Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee (APARC)

Charge | Membership

ACADEMIC PLANNING, ASSESSMENT AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee (APARC) serves as the faculty’s primary planning, budget and assessment committee for academic programs and related curricula. The University Program Review subcommittee shall be a subcommittee of APARC. The Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee shall establish other subcommittees as necessary to carry out its charge. The duties of APARC are defined below.

PLANNING

To recommend to the Academic Senate policies, procedures or position statements that help the University to achieve its long-term academic goals in the light of changing social conditions; to recommend planning priorities including, but not limited to, priorities for faculty hiring, number of students to matriculate (by class levels and disciplines), classroom upgrades and academic technology; to review the annual summary of program reviews for input into the planning and prioritization process; to coordinate long range plans for academic development with campus planning of facilities development; to make recommendations concerning principles and procedures (including procedures for faculty consultation) governing the development, improvement, and use of the academic facilities of the University; to develop and implement mechanisms to determine efficacy of planning and provide feedback to the planning process. To consult, when appropriate, with other faculty governance committees.

ASSESSMENT

To provide oversight for academic programs in developing and refining assessment practices guided by research regarding best practices in higher education and promote avenues through which best practices on assessment may be shared. On a consultative basis the committee will be available to: support programs and Schools in examining their assessment practices; assist programs in aligning program assessment practices to larger institutional outcomes; review final reports of the University Program Review Subcommittee on approved program assessment plans and provide recommendations aimed at strengthening programmatic assessment practices in consultation with the Educational Policies Committee and the University Program Review Subcommittee; support accreditation as appropriate.

RESOURCES and BUDGET

To develop budget priorities that emerge from planning processes and assessment of academic programs and present upcoming academic year budget priorities to the Senate in the Fall; To inform and educate the Senate on the University's budget process and current resource allocations; to review the University's budget, budget process, and resource allocations; and makes recommendations to the Senate on academic and instructional priorities making claim on the University's budget.

POLICIES

Creates and revises academic policies referred by the Educational Policies Committee, the Executive Committee or by on-going evaluation of policy compliance based on new information within the committee's purview.

APARC has two subcommittees:

University Program Review subcommittee - Self Study Template

Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee

Priority Recommendations

Membership 2017-2018
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Michael Visser Econ 2017 2018 selected or elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Tim Wandling Eng 2016 2018 elected School
Member Business & Econ Michael Visser Econ 2016 2019 elected School
Member Education Kathy Morris Edu 2016 2018 elected School
Member Science & Technology Sean Place Bio 2017 2020 elected School
Member Social Sciences Daniel Soto ENSP 2016 2019 elected School
Member Library Laura Krier Lib 2016 2017 elected Library
Member SSP Beth Warner SEIE 2017 2020 elected SSPs
Member At-Large

Mark Perri,

S 18 Puspa Amri

Chem/Econ 2016 2019 elected all faculty
Member Associated Students Rep Jason Gorelick AS 2017 2018 appointed Associated Students
Ex-Officio Academic Affairs Karen Moranski   Office
Ex-Officio Administration & Finance Laura Lupei   Office
Ex-Officio VP of Academic Resources Elias Lopez       Office  
EPC Liaison to APARC Laura Watt     2017 2018 appointed EPC
Liaison from SEIE Vacant            

 

University Program Review Subcommittee (UPRS)

Charge

The University Program Review Subcommittee shall review all Program Reviews. It shall examine the Departmental Self Study document, the External Reviewer’s report, the School Curriculum Committee’s report and the Dean’s report, if separate. The Program Review Subcommittee shall meet with the Department faculty and, if necessary, the School Curriculum Committee or Dean for any clarification. The Program Review Subcommittee shall identify issues and prepare a list of actionable items for the Department, School Curriculum Committee, and Dean. The Provost shall review all reports and feedback and, in consultation with the Program Review Subcommittee and the Department and Dean, prepare a Memorandum of Understanding to address identified issues and develop action plans in accordance with any applicable accreditation standards and requirements. The Program Review Subcommittee shall provide an annual report to APARC that extrapolates general themes from its examination of all Program Reviews.

UPRS Membership 2017-2018
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Diana Grant   2017 2018 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Christine Cali Theater & Dance 2017 2018 elected School
Member Business & Econ Sergio Canavati Business 2017 2020 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala Edu 2016 2019 elected School
Member Science & Technology Bülent Sökmen Kin 2015 2018 elected School
Member Social Sciences Diana Grant CCJ 2015 2018 elected School
Member Library Laura Krier Lib 2015 2018 elected Library
EPC Liaison Vacant     appointed EPC
GSS Liaison Vacant     appointed GSS
Ex-Officio AVP of Academic Programs Karen Moranski Academic Programs Office  

 

Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee (ATISS)

Charge

The Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee is the faculty’s primary vehicle for planning for and evaluating the use of instructional spaces and technologies.  The committee is to: 

  1. Assess the ongoing and planned needs of different academic and other constituencies on campus with regard to instructional technology and spaces.  Consult with Facilities and Information Technology to evaluate the functioning of new or newly upgraded instructional technologies and spaces. 
  2. Act as a central point of communication and coordination among faculty, Academic Affairs, Facilities, and Information Technology to respond to needs and academic planning issues with regard to instructional technologies and spaces. 
  3. Identify and prioritize implementation of best-practices in pedagogy and educational technology.  This includes a process for vetting requests for the addition or discontinuance of various standards and platforms.  It also includes coordination with Academic Affairs, as appropriate, to establish appropriate training and faculty development programs directly related to the use of specific instructional technologies and spaces. 
  4. Establish and maintain a system for prioritizing and implementing technological and related classroom upgrades. 
  5. Provide faculty representation on the campus Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee (at least two members).
  6. Provide an annual report at the start of each Spring semester to APARC regarding the current state of teaching spaces and educational technology as well as recommendations for keeping up to date. 

Schools are electing members to the committee. It will convene as soon as constituted. (11/22/16)

ATISS Membership 2017-2018
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Sandy Ayala   2017 2018 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Robert Train Mod Lang 2017 2018 elected School
Member Business & Econ Chong-Uk Kim Bus 2017 2019 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala ELSE 2017 2020 elected School
Member Science & Technology Martha Byrne Math 2017 2020 elected School
Member Social Sciences Daniel Soto GEP 2016 2019 elected School
Member Library     2017 2018 elected Library
Member Associated Students     2017 2018 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Director of Disability Services for Students Brent Boyer   Office  
Ex-Officio Director of the Faculty Center Justin Lipp   Office  
Ex-Officio Director of Campus Planning Carol Ingerman   Office  
Ex-Officio Director of Academic Technology Geoff Circullo   Office  
Ex-Officio University Scheduler Dennis Goss   Office  

 

Classroom Upgrade information

CLASSROOM UPGRADE PROJECTS 2014-2016

The Classroom Upgrade Workgroup, an ad hoc workgroup of ExCom, coordinated faculty, IT, and Facilities efforts to improve the functionality of learning spaces on campus. The tasks of this workgroup are now part of ATISS.

  • Faculty were surveyed to assess instructor needs in campus learning spaces.
  • General-use classrooms in Carson, Ives, Nichols, and Stevenson Halls were made laptop-ready and given increased Wi-Fi capacity and whiteboards. Selected general-use classrooms in Salazar had desktop systems refreshed.
  • The screen and projector in Ives 101 were replaced.
  • General-use classrooms Ives 35, 78, and Carson 10 were upgraded with new classroom furniture as a pilot for revamped learning spaces.
  • Zinfandel Hall was redesigned as a digitial collaborative learning space

On-going costs and models - pdf

One-time costs - pdf

For further detail please see this report - pdf